The most important people in mining will not be among the movers and shakers at the high-profile event this week.
A high court has ruled that compensation to women who have to take care of sick miners could ease the gendered harms imposed by the industry.
#MiningIndaba: Why the real mining investors won’t be in Cape Town this week
Court case could force gold industry to pay out miners' daughters and wives
Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
A doctor shortage in war-torn Mozambique paved the way for a new breed of surgeons that have slashed deaths among new mothers.
A novel and easy way to disinfect water using freely available solar power is helping to combat the spread of disease in developing countries.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.